Slideshow EBA’s top 5 videos of 2014

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  • December 05 2014, 7:00am EST
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5) EBA’s 2014 Advisers of the Year: ‘Know your audience’

Health care reform is presenting the “biggest challenge” in more than 30 years in employee benefit advising, said EBA’s Advisers of the Year. The best of the best, Employee Benefit Adviser’s 2014 Advisers of the Year in health, voluntary and retirement discussed the top issues for 2015 and provided tips for those looking to enter the industry.

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4) What troubles HR about brokers

If brokers and HR departments worked together, it would bring “peace and harmony” to a difficult process, said Trisha Zulic, of Efficient Edge. But with two strong personalities often unwilling to listen to each other, it creates conflict, she said. Zulic explained why brokers need to reach out first and listen to their clients — and what that can lead to.

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3) How to achieve ACA compliance with a ben admin system

There are many Affordable Care Act requirements that employer clients must keep track of, and a benefit administration system can be the answer. But how exactly do they help, and what role does an adviser play in the process? Beverly Beattie, CEO of Selden Beattie Benefit Advisors, and Jamie Hawkins, CEO of Benefit Technology Resources LLC (pictured), shared why an adviser is the ‘quarterback’ in this process and how to pick the right system.

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2) Elements of a private exchange that appeal to employees

For employers who have done their due diligence on private exchanges, now is the time to “make the jump,” said HUB International’s Sibyl Bogardus. The chief compliance officer shared what employees appreciate about the private HIX platform.

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1) Agents ‘can’t do this for free’ on exchanges

Galen Institute’s Grace-Marie Turner talked about conservatives’ view of both employers and brokers at a Washington policy conference on health reform alternatives. She shared her conclusions on the Affordable Care Act, the next steps on broker compensation and more.

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